Petition Tag - winnipeg

1. Save 514 Wellington

You might recognize this magnificent home -- it has stood on the corner of Wellington Crescent and Kingway, right beside St Mary's Academy, since 1909.

It has housed a succession of notable Winnipeggers over the years, including the founder of the Grain Exchange and one of the first owners of the Free Press.

The most recent owner of this home, a former senator, has lovingly and meticulously maintained it for 40 years. Earlier this year, a businessman bought it under the pretense that he'd continue to preserve the house and use it as his family dwelling. However, after the sale went through, he revealed plans to destroy the house and landscaped lot and fill it with 24,000 sq. feet of curb-to-curb condominiums.

We believe that preserving our historic buildings is important because it helps preserve the character of Winnipeg in general. If you're proud of our city like we are, and you appreciate its tree-lined streets with beautiful homes, we hope you'll support us in our cause.

UPDATE: Wow! Thanks for all the support. If you'd like to stay updated, please "like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/save514Wellington/. Also you can check out our website for more pictures and details: http://www.Save514Wellington.com

2. Bring 1D To Winnipeg

One Direction. They've toured many places but have never came to Winnipeg.

Sign this petition to get them to come.

3. Bring ONE DIRECTION to Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Please bring One Direction to INVESTORS GROUP FIELD in Winnipeg for their 2014 "WHERE WE ARE TOUR" please and thank you.

4. Jets Home Games 7 PM

Almost all of the Winnipeg Jet fans that I speak to, wish that Winnipeg Jet homes games wouldn't start so late in the evening.

Home games generally begin around 7:40PM on weeknights, and most fans are working or going to school the next day.

By the time the fans get home, it could be well after 10:30 or 11PM, depending on the traffic.

5. Change The Winnipeg Jets Logo For The 2012/2013 Season

Since the NHL returned to Winnipeg for the 2011-2012 season, the topic for what the team's name should be called has become a hot topic for discussion. There has been a lot of history with the Winnipeg Jets from 1972 to 1996, so calling them anything else would have been a mistake. We are grateful that the True North Sports & Entertainment have decided to rename the team the Winnipeg Jets on June 24, 2011, but once we have learnt that they didn’t want to use the 1996 logo and update it, we believe that the current military logo was not right and a mistake. There is no disrespect for the military but it is not meant for a NHL logo. Many fans feel that this logo is too military for hockey and that there should only be one Canadian city that has a maple leaf on its logo. The logo does not have a modern look to it and many would describe it as unattractive.

Some of us were lucky enough to have watch Bobby Hull (the Golden Jet) play live in the Winnipeg Arena in the 1970’s. Some believe that the owners from the 1972 team decided to use the Jets name in honour of the Golden Jet who inspired us. In 1972, it had nothing to do with the Royal Canadian Air Forces in regards to the Jets name. The airplane in the left hand corner of the old logo represented the flowering of exploration and internationalism in the burgeoning age of affordable air travel, and the players that wore its jersey were part of an exciting fast skating, multi-national team that played a beautiful, tough, and creative brand of hockey. Some of the Jets alumni like Joe Daley and Ab McDonald have also been disappointed with the logo.

The Winnipeg Jets have a wonderful and meaningful history which should not be overlooked. We were the first North American team to beat the powerful Soviet National team, the first North American team to use Europeans, and the first North American team to play tournaments in Europe and Japan. For those of us that have been around to see these great players play in person at the Winnipeg Arena, it is no wonder why we honour the blue, red and white.

This team has meant so much to us and to our city. The Winnipeg Jets name represents a unique history with lots of great players who represented us and is recognized all over the world. An updated logo, jerseys, etc, would also provide plenty of new merchandising opportunities while still preserving our cherished heritage.

In closing, the Winnipeg Jets logo represents a lot of pride that we had with those early teams that carried our city’s name on their chests. The retro jerseys from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s have great meaning to us. This is largely because of our previous history. We would be missing a tremendous opportunity to re-establish a link to our storied past by not reviving the Winnipeg Jets logo and updating it. If the Winnipeg Jets never would have left Winnipeg, it would have probably had an updated logo today. It would only be fitting to continue the history of a franchise that was like no other.

6. New Name for NHL Team in Winnipeg

First of all, this petition does not undermine the great history of the Winnipeg Jets. It is understood that the Winnipeg Jets were an important part of the city and province's sports history.

However, many people feel that the Winnipeg Jets legacy ended when they left 15 years ago. It is now time to embrace change and start fresh. The Jets died and they are not coming back. The team that will be coming from Atlanta has no connection to the Jets whatsoever.

The NFL already has the New York Jets. The Winnipeg/Manitoba team name should be unique in the sporting world and a reflection of our culture or geography.

It is recommended that a contest be held to decide the new team name. There are many creative people within our province, and there is no doubt a unique and vibrant name would emerge from such a contest.

Things have greatly changed in Manitoba during the last 15 years. It is time for a new team, a new name, a new logo, and a new attitude.

7. Support naming THE Winnipeg NHL franchise the Winnipeg Jets!

With the NHL returning to Winnipeg for the 2011-2012 season, the topic of the team's name has become a hot topic for discussion. Some have said that a "fresh start" with a new team name is favoured by True North Sports and Entertainment (TNSE).

While we cannot understate our gratitude to TNSE for making this even possible and respect that they may wish to go in a different direction, we believe a new name for the team would be a mistake.

Some of us were lucky enough to have been around to actually see Bobby Hull (the Golden Jet) play live in the Winnipeg Arena while others were only able to see pictures of him or watch video of him play here. There are those of us who were around to witness the Jets parade the Avco Cup around the ice at the old barn. We remember the NHL rejecting Winnipeg three times in merger talks before finally being accepted to the senior circuit in 1979. The headline in the Winnipeg Tribune on March 30, 1979 was “NHL Officially Accepts Our Jets”. What a glorious day that was for us back then!

The Winnipeg Jets have a wonderful and meaningful history which should not be overlooked if and when the NHL returns to the Manitoba capital. It was the Jets that forever changed the style of the professional game from one that was straight up and down the ice to one where players criss-cross and zig-zag all over the ice thanks to Winnipeg’s pioneering with European players. Glen Sather, the mastermind behind the mighty Edmonton Oilers teams, credited the Winnipeg Jets as a major inspiration. We were the first North American club team to beat the powerful Soviet National team. We were the first professional team to be invited to, and play in, the Izvestia hockey tournament in Europe. Which North American team was the first to play a tournament in Japan? You bet, it was our Jets!

For those of us that have been around to see these players play in person at the Winnipeg Arena along with the stars of later years like Dale Hawerchuk, Thomas Steen, Teemu Selanne, etc., it is no wonder we bleed blue, red and white for the Winnipeg Jets name. This team has meant so much to us and to our city. The Winnipeg Jets name represents a unique history with loads of great players who represented us and is recognized all over the world.

As the NHL currently owns the Winnipeg Jets name and all associated trademarks, TNSE could regain the rights as part of the deal to relocate the Atlanta Thrashers. An updated logo, jerseys, etc. would also provide plenty of new merchandising opportunities while still preserving our cherished heritage.

In closing, the Winnipeg Jets name represents a lot of pride that we had in those teams that bore our city’s name on their chests. It is largely because of our previous history (though in no small part also due to the efforts of TNSE) that we are once again the home of an NHL team. We would be missing a tremendous opportunity to re-establish a link to our storied past by not reviving the Winnipeg Jets name. It would only be fitting to continue the history of a franchise that was like no other!

8. Help Get Ms. Flynn To Teach For Windsor Park Collegiate's Art Course!

Ms. Flynn has been teaching us art for about three years. She has been a part time teacher, filling in for Mrs. Sigmar, but was layed off in Fall, due to the new school year. Instead of Ms. Flynn, who has many information and knowledge about this topic Art, has been layed off for a teacher who knows nothing about Art. She's a history teacher for christ sake!

Let someone who has an Anthropology for BA with a minor in Geography, an MA in archaeology, a good portion of fine arts degree and also B. Ed, be the Fine Arts teacher for us students at Windsor Park Collegiate!

9. Winnipeg Demands for IWD 2010

Starting in March 2010, the women's movement and its allies will take to the streets in Manitoba and across Canada to defend demands to combat poverty and violence against women. This is in solidarity with the World March of Women, which, for the third time, is calling on women around the world to take action between March 8 and October 17, 2010, under the theme of "Women on the March Until We Are All Free!"

In accordance with the Women's Global Charter for Humanity, we are striving, not only for equality for women, but also, for a world of peace, justice, freedom and solidarity for all. Below are our demands reflecting a broad vision of the issues affecting women and society in general.

www.worldmarchofwomen.org
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=291537123947&ref=ts


- Women and Work: Women's Economic Autonomy -
- Urgent Anti-Poverty Measures -

We demand that the minimum wage be increased to $10.66 per hour so that minimum wage workers who work 40 hours per week can earn an annual income equivalent to the low-income cut-off before taxes established by Statistics Canada for single persons.

We demand the abolition of the social assistance categories ("capable" and "incapable" of working) to combat prejudice and guarantee all people a minimum income that covers their essential needs and ensures their personal dignity. This amount should be automatically indexed every year.

We demand that the Canadian Government reinstate Pay Equity. The right to equal pay for equal work is not a bargaining matter.

We demand the establishment of free, localized, culturally and linguistically sensitive training centres for women to attain skills and knowledge in order to attain higher paying jobs.


- Common Good and Access to Resources -

We demand an end to the privatization of public services and the common good (water, telephone, energy, transit, education, health) and we oppose any rate increases for these services.

We demand access to clean water, adequate and affordable housing. We demand that the Government of Canada provide and pay for drinkable water and sanitization in First Nations communities; provide and pay for housing that is safe and meets the need of the First Nations communities.

We demand that the Canadian government establish a national childcare program, on and off reserve, where quality childcare is accessible and affordable for all parents.


- Violence Against Women as a Tool to Control Women's Bodies -

We demand that Crimestat and Winnipeg Police Services restore the original definition of sexual assault that includes those assaults perpetrated by someone known to the victim. We believe that finding holistic and effective solutions to domestic and sexual abuse begins with being given accurate information.

We demand that the Manitoban and Canadian government implement practical measures for preventing and combating violence against women, particularly the hypersexualization and commodification of women's bodies, starting with:
- Legislation on advertising practices;
- Sex education courses with an egalitarian and non-sexist approach.

We demand that the Canadian government guarantee women's inalienable right to choose whether to have children, which means the maintenance and consolidation of free and accessible abortion services provided by public and community networks and the development of new public services in inadequately covered areas.

We demand that all levels of government provide adequate funding for women’s organizations, shelters and programs that work in the field of Violence Against Women including those on-reserve in First Nations communities, specifically:
- Temporary housing
- Transition housing
- Training opportunities
- Culturally, linguistically and ethnically appropriate supports and services for women escaping violent and exploitative relationships

We demand the decriminalization of sex work in Canada. We know that sex work is NOT inherently violent or exploitative. However, sex workers are being raped and many have been killed. Because sex workers are criminalized by the systems that protect other Canadians, they are denied access to legal recourse that would deter clients, pimps and police from continuing this violence against them.


- Peace and Demilitarization -

We demand that the Manitoban government prohibit military recruitment in all Manitoban educational institutions.

We demand that the Canadian government immediately withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.


- Rights of Aboriginal Women-

We demand that Canada sign the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and guarantee the rights referred to therein, with particular attention paid to the rights of Aboriginal women and children.

We demand that the government of Manitoba standardize K-grade 12 education on-reserve, off-reserve, for rural and urban Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

We demand that the Manitoba Integrated Taskforce for Missing and Murdered Women respond promptly, effectively, accountably and with transparency to the unsolved cases of homicide involving women and missing-persons files involving women.

We demand that the Canadian Government fully fund the Sisters in Spirit initiative through the Native Women’s Association of Canada. First Nations women must be the leaders in resolving the national shame of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Aboriginal women are the experts.

10. Bring Eye2Eye Back To Bills Tuesday Nights

July 13, 2006

This petition is being started because there is a band called Eye2Eye who has built up their well-earned routine on Tuesdays of providing entertainment to Buffalo Bills (Canad-Inns Transcona) for about two years now.

It has now come to my attention that this band will no longer be playing at Buffalo Bills every Tuesday and will be put on a rotation. This will make Buffalo Bills lose many, many customers who only go there to see them play.

The only reason many of the customers go there on Tuesdays is to see Eye2Eye play. These boys have such big hearts and they put so much into their music and making their fans happy. Every Tuesday they get the crowd going crazy and the atmosphere they provide for their fans is unbelieveable.

Please sign this petition if you agree that Eye2Eye needs to come back every Tuesday! The more people that sign...the closer we could be to getting our boys back on Tuesdays!

Every signature is much appreciated.

Thank you!

Ashley & Tina

11. Rizo Asian Bistro Cocktail Lounge License

April 18, 2006

The undersigned support the application of RIZO ASIAN BISTRO for the establishment of a cocktail lounge in conjunction with a restaurant operation at 757 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Accordingly, the undersigned request that the Order of the Board of Adjustment be maintained and the appeal of such order be denied.

12. Bring Backstreet back to Winnipeg!

To bring Backstreet Boys back to Winnipeg!